Hi all, newbie here in a crunch. I don't want to start a new thread since
I see it'* everyone'* worst nightmare. This is a little long, but I'm venting too!
It'* the dreaded UIM / LIM gasket thing. I'm a new sufferer of the disease. My WIFE'* 97 SE with about 105K died last Saturday. Here'* her description:
Pulled up to light to make left.
Made left , "chugged about 200yds" with some whitish smoke.
Parked in a lot,, turned it off. Has not fired since.
So had it towed home, investigated, see Coolant level is down about a gallon. There'* a trickle on the trans below the crossover pipe and get a backfire which spew a couple drops of coolant into the throttle body.
OK... 3800'* known for gasket blowouts etc... "I can do it" ... Get set of gaskets, start taking parts off. Get my fine plastic plenum cover off, I have soup in the manifold. See pix below. Remove manifold, have it cleaned, I'm in business. Or so I think.
Everything goes back together pretty well. Learn a few things about FI , etc.. etc..
Now for the problem. It still won't start. I've got spark, I've got fuel pressure. I've got compression. I have no fire. I am getting torqued. I'm at desperation stage. The wife is looking at new cars. It'* her birthday
(today) !!!!! HELP!
Not once has it even hinted it would kick over. The next thing I'm concerned about is the injectors. They have the 12V on them (the ones I've checked) but I can't feel or hear them 'clicking' when I crank her.
Is it terminal?
Assuming they are working what else can I be looking for Please help!